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Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Beaded Earrings

Item #42320

Price: $60.00

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Delicate, dainty and authentic, these Navajo Sterling Silver and Turquoise Beaded Earrings are fashioned from individually crafted beads of sterling silver and turquoise. Handmade in the U.S.A. by a Navajo silversmith. Variations in handmade silver and natural turquoise will occur.  1.5"l.

Museum Provenance

Authentic representation or adaptation of holdings in our National Museum of the American Indian.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.

Additional Gemstone Information

Highly regarded by ancient civilizations for its unique aqua coloring, turquoise is a rare phosphate of copper that only forms in the earth's most dry and barren regions. The name turquoise derives from the fact that this gemstone was brought to Europe from eastern Mediterranean traders, known as Turks. Colors can range from green and greenish blue to sky blue. Turquoise is a birthstone for December.

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